AMS-IX USA takes aim at California's Bay Area data center market

AMS-IX has taken another step forward in its goal to become a larger competitor in the U.S. data center market by establishing a Point of Presence (PoP) in Digital Realty's 365 Main Street facility in San Francisco.

This latest deployment builds off its previous deployments in its home market of Amsterdam and in New York, which collectively boasts nearly 700 customers and peak Internet traffic rate of nearly 3 Terabits per second (Tbps).

The partnership with Digital Realty allows AMS-IX to offer additional peering opportunities to its customers, while improving end-user connectivity and reach.

In addition, companies connecting to AMS-IX Bay Area's platform have the opportunity to locate and/or expand their network presence within a major interconnection facility in downtown San Francisco.

Mark Cooper, chief commercial officer, told FierceTelecom that after extending its model to New York, it planned on moving into other markets like California's Bay Area.

"We always planned on expanding into new markets," Cooper said. "We saw a lot of demand from our existing customers, which is why we chose San Francisco and San Jose as our first locations."

Cooper added that the company has already signed up its first customer on the exchange and it has an additional five that are going through the provisioning process now.

In San Jose, it has established a PoP in one of Core Site's facilities. 

AMS-IX claims that this partnership can also help reduce latency and transit costs for Digital Realty's Bay Area customers by peering directly with AMS-IX Bay Area.

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